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WCEN News, Events & Blogs

Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

BBC – The 30-second chat that can trigger weight loss

Doctors who spend 30 seconds telling patients they need to lose weight can have a dramatic impact, a study shows. Some people, who had no intention of shedding the pounds, lost 10% of their body weight after being offered a free weight-loss programme. The University of Oxford researchers said the 30-second chat would have a

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Tender opportunity: Crisis Recovery Cafes

South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust plans to develop two Mental Health Crisis Recovery Cafés within Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond and is currently tendering for a provider(s) of these cafés. South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust plans to develop two Mental Health Crisis Recovery Cafés

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Care sector woes leave frail at risk, regulator says The whole care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk, the official regulator says. Evidence gathered by the Care Quality Commission, and seen by the BBC, shows the regulator is worried over the “pace” of care home closures. Over the past

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Welcome to the Moodzone “Why do I feel so down?”. “How can I feel happier?”. “Can I control my fears?”. Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just generally improving your emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools, and videos to support you

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